Sindh Excise Dept collected Rs5659m in July: Mushtaq

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Sindh caretaker minister for Irrigation, Public Health Engineering & Rural Development, Inter Provincial Coordination and Excise and Taxation, Mushtaq Ahmed Shah has said that during current financial year in the month of July, Rs.5659.254 million have been collected in terms of various taxes, while Rs.683.008 million were collected in the same period during last fiscal year.
The Provincial Minister said this while presiding over a meeting of Excise, Taxation & Narcotics Control Department here in his office on Tuesday. Secretary Excise Taxation & Narcotics Control Aijaz Ahmed Mahesar, Director Generals Shabbir Ahmed Shaikh, Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui and other Directors also attended the meeting.
While briefing the meeting, Director General Excise & Taxation Shabbir Ahmed Shaikh told that Rs. 603.079 million were collected for Motor Vehicle Tax, Rs.4350.500 million in head of Infrastructure Cess and Rs. 56.077 million were collected in terms of Professional Tax.
He added ‘Rs.0.493 million in terms of Cotton fee, Rs, 252.565 million for property tax and Rs.6.910 million were collected in Entertainment Duty, while the remaining amount was collected in terms of various other heads.’
Speaking on the occasion, Mushtaq Ahmed Shah expressed his satisfaction over the recovery position of the taxes, however he asked the officers to speed-up the recovery of the taxes and achieve the targets at earliest.—INP

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